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This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world” – Ellen Wartella, University of Texas at Austin “The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for “new media” research within the field” – William H Dutton, University of Southern California “A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will ...

Globalization and the Structure of New Media Industries
Globalization and the structure of new media industries
Terry FlewStephen Mcelhinney
Globalization and the Media

Globalization is a term used to describe, and make sense of, a series of interrelated processes including:

  • internationalization of production, trade and finance, with the rise of multinational corporations, reductions in cross-border tariffs upon flows of goods and services, the deregulation of financial markets, and the rise of Internet-based electronic commerce;
  • international movements of people (as immigrants, guest workers, refugees, tourists, students and expert advisers), the development of diasporic and emigrant communities, and the increasingly multicultural nature of national societies;
  • international communications flows, delivered through telecommunications, information and media technologies such as broadband cable, satellite and the Internet, which facilitate transnational circulation of cultural commodities, texts, images ...
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